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QLogic Discusses Future of Server-Based Caching at Flash Memory Summit


WHO: QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a global leader and technology innovator in high performance networking.

WHAT:Cameron T. Brett, director of solutions marketing at QLogic, will present on the impact of caching SAN adapters on the future of application performance acceleration at Flash Memory Summit. Flash Memory Summit is the world's largest event covering the trends, innovations and influencers driving the adoption of flash memory in demanding enterprise storage applications, smartphones, tablets and embedded systems.

Brett will deliver strategic insights on the innovative QLogic® technology developments that for the first time enable server-based caching to be distributed across clustered servers and shared by mission-critical applications that rely on shared SAN storage. A recent Taneja Group research study finds Fibre Channel as the most widely used storage protocol for primary storage and server-based acceleration as the most valued approach to accelerating enterprise applications. The future of server-based flash caching is the caching SAN adapter, the unique solution created by QLogic to overcome the limitations of current, server-captive flash caching alternatives. Brett will explain how the benefits of flash caching performance acceleration are now available to virtualized and clustered enterprise applications at the following two sessions:

  • "Transform Your SAN with Transparent Application Acceleration" on Wednesday, August 14 at 8:30 a.m. IT budgets simply can't keep pace with technology enhancements and growing I/O performance issues in the data center. Server-based SSD caching solutions create a captive cache environment, which doesn't address the practicality of shared storage. Transparent SSD caching, delivered as a SAN host bus adapter, makes server-based SSD caching a shared resource with no changes required to existing infrastructure. This session covers a new category of easy-to-deploy SAN adapters that deliver shared, transparent, scalable storage performance.
  • "Making Your Software Get the Most out of Flash Memory" on Thursday, August 15 at 3:10 p.m. Enterprise applications, which are commonly run in clustered, and sometimes virtualized environments, need more capabilities for application acceleration via flash than what is available today. In this panel discussion, Brett will articulate QLogic's vision of how enterprises can leverage their existing infrastructure so applications can maximize flash memory performance.

QLogic FabricCache will be honored as the Innovation Leader in PCIe SSD SAN Adapters at the IT Brand Pulse awards ceremony. All 11 Innovation Leaders from the June 2013 SSD Brand Leader Survey will be recognized at the ceremony taking place in the Flash Memory Summit Theatre (#701) in Exhibitor Hall at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 13 through Thursday, August 15
WHERE: Flash Memory Summit
  Santa Clara Convention Center
  Santa Clara, California

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